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post #1 of 6 Old 10-15-2018, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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I need to throw a couple new shims in, after checking the valves. 2005 zx10r. Dealership says it HAS to ve kawi shims at $17 a piece. Thoughts?

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-15-2018, 06:54 PM
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No, that's not true. All you need to purchase is 7.48mm flat shims (not sure what the imperial size is), which is a standard size and easy to purchase. And you shouldn't be paying $17 each!
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I've done this job before and if you have the time to set the bike aside for a couple weeks, just buy batches of shims online in the approx. sizes that you need.

I used Hot Cams brand 7.48mm shims. You can find them cheap on ebay.

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Pro X Valve Shims @ Rocky Mountain ATV

$1.99 each
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1. Can you swap around any shims so you need less new ones?
2. Check with a local shop if they will trade with your old. They re-use good shims on other customers bikes.
3. Buy new as already advised.

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Thanks for all the input. I ended up using shims from a shim kit that my buddy bought for his honda crf450. Same size shims..

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